When I landed in Cameroon mid-March just before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) government-mandated lockdown, one of my key preoccupations was ensuring my family’s health and wellbeing.

Ruti Ejangue |

Recurring climate shocks, rapid demographic growth and weak governance further compound the region’s fragility. As a result, the Lake Chad region has been designated a priority area for World Bank…

Deborah Wetzel |

I became aware of the extent of these early marriages in my community after witnessing a forced marriage between a smart 14-year old orphan girl and a wealthy businessman, aimed at securing a more…

Eliane Mbende |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc around the world experts predict that African countries could be hardest hit. But African youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to…

Raphael Obonyo |

A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.

David Malpass |

The area around Lake Chad, a large transboundary lake shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in West and Central Africa, is bearing the double burden of climate change and forced…

Johanna Damboeck, Nicolas Perrin, Benjamin Burckhart, Aly Rahim |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

While reading a report from McKinsey Global Institute, predicting that robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030, drops of cold sweat trickled down my spine. But rather than considering this a…

Ngwashi Christabel Apholung |